Mary Sims, age 95 passed away on November 3, 2019 in Shell Lake, WI.

She was born on Dec. 27, 1923 to Hugo and Doris Riggert in Reedsburg, WI.

She graduated from Stout State University in 1945 and she taught Home Economics from 1945-47. Mary was married to Edward Sims in 1947. They were longtime residents of Rice Lake, WI and then Estero, FL.  

During her life she enjoyed gardening, knitting, sewing, cooking and her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Katherine Kiesch and Christine Armstrong; five grandchildren, Orion Kiesch (Lindsay Erickson) Joy Kiesch (Yamil Kiesch) Eartha Armstrong, Ryder Armstrong, Trevor Armstrong; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Sims; her parents, Hugo and Doris Riggert; one sister, Margaret Svare; one brother, Bill Riggert; and son-in-law Peter Kiesch.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held later.        

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